The Ontario Ministry of Education recently announced that it will grant the funding required for the purchase of property that will serve for the construction of a new French-language Catholic school in Val Thérèse.
The province said it is contributing $930,238 for the project.
Having already received the capital funding for the construction of this new school, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon will be able to proceed with its project to build a new school for students currently enrolled at École Notre-Dame (Hanmer), École St-Joseph (Hanmer) and École Ste-Thérèse (Val Thérèse).
The school, which will have room for 537 students, as well as a child care centre and child and family centre, will be built at 4291-4559 Municipal Road 80 in Val Thérèse.
“We would like to thank the Ministry of Education for this great news that will allow us to proceed with this project of providing modern learning space for our Hanmer and Val Thérèse students, as well as a welcoming, engaging, healthy and safe environment focused on Christ,” said André Bidal, CSC Nouvelon president, in a press release.
“During our consultation process, our families stated their desire to offer students an appealing and user-friendly environment that will allow them to thrive in a green school designed for their future needs in this digital era,” said Paul Henry, CSC Nouvelon Director of Education and Secretary Treasurer.
“While respecting this wish, we will seek to offer our students and staff a new school that will meet their expectations and needs.”
“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce, in a press release.
“Our financing of the land purchase further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.”
Ontario’s investment in new and updated schools will create the foundation for a modern learning environment for hundreds of students across the province.
“The funding to purchase this property is great news for working families in the Val Therese and Hanmer communities,” said Sam Oosterhoff, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education.
“This investment will support a quality learning environment and new opportunities for local children so that they can realize their full potential.”